Interesting facts about India – In this article, you are going to know some interesting facts about India that will make you feel proud to be a resident of India. India is a great country and you should know about its greatness, that is why the big leaders of the world do not tire of praising India and the people of India.
Interesting facts about India
1. India is a democratic country, where people of many religions like Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Buddhist live together and this diversity makes this country the most special in the world.
2. India was the richest country in the world till the beginning of the 17th century i.e. before the advent of British rule. The British came to India only after being attracted towards our prosperous India and gradually they had established their camp in this country.
3. India is the largest country in the Indian subcontinent located in South Asia. Along with this, India is the seventh largest country in the world geographically and the second largest country in terms of population.
4. India is a very fortunate country as compared to other countries, because this country has the most extensive and fertile land in the world, which is made from alluvial soil, which is brought by rivers in the form of silt.
5. There is water on the moon, it was first discovered by India. India’s Moon Impact Probe, sent by India with Chandrayaan-1, detected water by landing on the Moon’s earth.
6. Acharya Charaka, the great father of Ayurveda, was an Indian. He told people about 2500 years ago that what is Ayurveda and what are its benefits.
7. The father of Kung Fu, Bodhidharma was an Indian, who went to China at the age of 22 and there he taught Kung Fu to the Chinese.
8. Martial arts was first started in India. Written evidence of martial arts in South India comes from the Sangam literature from the 2nd century BC to the 2nd century AD.
9. Hindu religion present in India is the oldest religion in the world. It is also called ‘Vedic Sanatan Varnashrama Dharma’, which means that its origin is even before the origin of human.
10. Even though the modern aircraft was discovered by the Wright brothers in the year 1903, but thousands of years before that the Indian sage Bharadwaj wrote the Vimanasastra, in which the description of the technique of making aircraft (airplanes) is found.
11. Plastic surgery, which is used to enhance beauty around the world, was invented in India. Maharishi Sushruta is called the father of plastic surgery.
12. The very valuable Kohinoor diamond was extracted from the Golconda mine in India. At present, that Kohinoor diamond is with the British royal family.
13. India is also ahead of many countries in software development. According to the information, software is exported from India to 90 countries.
14. The world’s largest religious fair is Kumbh Mela, in which crores of people are present together. This fair is held in India.
15. The world’s largest Montessori school is in India itself. That is City Montessori School of Lucknow, in which the number of students is about 26000.
16. Indian Railways is the largest employer in the country, this department provides employment to more than one million people.
17. The highest cricket ground in the world is located in Himachal Pradesh, India, the height of this ground of Dharamsala is 2144 meters (about 7000 feet) above sea level.
18. Microsoft is the world’s largest software company. 34% of the employees working in Microsoft are from India. Intel Corporation is the largest semiconductor company in the world. 20% of the employees working in Intel are from India. Apart from this, 30% of the employees working in IBM are from India.
19. Cataract surgery was first invented in India itself.
20. There is no dearth of doctors, engineers, scientists in India. 38% of doctors in the US are Indian. In America 30% of engineers are Indians and 15% of scientists are Indians. Apart from this, 36 percent of the scientists in NASA are Indians.
21. India is the third country in terms of making supercomputers after America and Japan.
22. The branches of mathematics like algebra, trigonometry etc. were also formed from India.
23. After America, most of the English in the world is spoken in India.
24. Chess game was invented in India. Wilhelm Steinitz is called the father of chess.
25. Email service Hotmail is also manufactured from India.
26. The world’s longest cave ‘Krampuri Cave’ is present in India, which is located in the state of Meghalaya, India.
27. India is the only country that sent its vehicle to Mars in the first attempt only and got success in it.
28. The Vishnu temple built in the city of Tirupati, India, built during the tenth century, is the largest religious place in the world.
29. India’s army is the third largest army in the world after America and China.
30. The Taj Mahal of Agra, India is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, which was built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz.
31. India is the world’s largest milk producer country as well as the world’s largest tea grower country.
32. Zero was invented in India. The main credit for the invention of zero goes to Aryabhatta.
33. Despite India’s budget being low, ‘Indian Space Program’ is included in the top 5 space programs of the world.
34. India is the world’s largest importer of weapons.
35. There are more than 300,000 mosques and more than 2 million Hindu temples in India.
36. Chenab Bridge is the highest rail bridge in the world. This bridge is on the Chenab river in Jammu, which is at a height of 1178 feet above the water.
37. Sugar was first invented in India, after which the manufacture of sugar started in other countries as well.
38. The good and peaceful thing about India is that India has never invaded any country before in its history.
39. The oldest and richest language of India ‘Sanskrit’ is the mother of all languages of the world.
40. Yoga is very popular all over the world. The art of yoga originated in India and has been present for more than 5000 years.
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